This week has not gone well in the homeschooling department. I started the week thinking that we were going to get a whole lot covered. There’s a lovely lady that planned out a whole Waldorf December curriculum and I somehow thought that I would be able to accomplish it with my children (well, Liam, as Morgaine is too young to be educated academically in Waldorf). A whole planned out schedule, day by day, with Friday left free. No problems, I can do that. Well, it’s Thursday evening and we are still only half way through Monday’s work. Liam has worked on the cover page for his main lesson book for 3 days and besides talking about Chanukkah a few times that’s about all we’ve gotten accomplished. There was supposed to be so much more. Latkes, dreidel and a little bit of singing, too. Well, as it turns out, what we’ll likely end up with a cover page for a book that will be empty. I’ll admit to being discouraged.
However, it’s December, and I’m trying to ease up on myself by saying that this season only comes once a year so if we don’t get as much accomplished as I thought we would then that is okay. If we spend way more time crafting and making presents then that is okay. If we visit the neighbours or make cookies instead of sitting and working then that is okay. It’s only once a year and these things will probably be what the children remember most anyways (I’m hoping that they won’t remember Mamas exasperated look when Liam had to start over his cover page for the third time!).
So my holiday bliss moment today is more of a pledge to try to slow down and enjoy the moment and stress a little less (okay, quite a bit). We’ll get done what we can and try not to worry about the rest!